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Year: 1983 (56th) Academy Awards

Category: Sound Effects Editing

Film Title: The Right Stuff

Winner: Jay Boekelheide

Presenter: Kevin Bacon, Daryl Hannah

Date & Venue: April 9, 1984; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

I'm really nervous. I'd like to thank my wife Beth and my daughter Julia for putting up with this business. I would like to thank the Academy for voting this to me. I'd like to thank Phil Kaufman for having the vision to make "The Right Stuff" the way it is. I'd like to thank Bob Chartoff and Irwin Winkler and Gareth Wigan for giving him the support he needed to make it. I'd like to thank the forty or so people who worked with me on the sound of "The Right Stuff." I'd like actually quickly to go through a couple of them if you don't mind: Tim Holland, Pat Jackson, Karen Wilson, John Benson, the editors, the assistants. I'd like finally to thank a few people who brought me into the business: Jerry Greenberg, Les Hodgson, Walter Murch, Francis Coppola. Thank you all. Good evening.

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